Ecuador Tips:::

  • The US dollar was accepted as the National currency in 2000.Convert your currency here:www.xe.com/ucc/
  • EQ Touring was an impressive and reliable company that we used for touring and getting around Ecuador. Whatever we wanted, they helped us to achieve. www.eqtouring.com/ 
  • Should you feel ill during your visit, mention this to your guides and you might get an interesting remedy. I had a doctor see me in my Quito hotel and the cost was around $3.00, what a bargain.
  • The tour booked the Hotel Dan Carlton. It was luxurious, clean and comfortable. www.danncarltonquito.com/english/index.html
  • Keep small change on hand to pay for pictures of locals, a shoe shine, or any other encounters. When others see you are giving out money, others will come. Be discreet for your own sanity. 
  • Visit the equator, a must see stop while in Quito. Demonstrations of flushing water in the Northern and Southern hemispheres and some other tricks give it nice memory to bring home.
  • Rincon La Ronda
  • If going to Otavalo from Quito, on the way up the Andies Mountains, stop at the highest point of the equator for some pictures.
  • The Otavalo Market is a must stop with great shopping jewelry, alpaca/wool sweaters, bags, rugs. www.otavalo-ecuador.com